For years, Apple has been trying to slim down its products to make them as thin as possible. While it is beautiful to behold and quite a technological marvel, it’s not very practical as making products thin means sacrificing certain features or compromising on them, like not being able to accommodate larger batteries, for instance.
However, for the 2021 iPad Pro, Apple will be going in the opposite direction. Recent rumors have suggested that for the tablet, Apple could actually be making it thicker. Its outward appearance won’t differ too much from its predecessors, but in terms of thickness, it will reportedly be 0.5mm thicker. Whether or not this is something users will be able to notice remains to be seen.
The report claims that the reason for the increased thickness is to better accommodate the new hardware that will be going into the tablet, but what exactly those changes are is unclear. We have heard rumors that the new tablet could come with a mini LED screen instead of LCD like the previous models, and that we could also be getting additional cameras on the back.
The tablet has also been rumored to be launched in March alongside the long-rumored AirTags tracking accessory.